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Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee

Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee

This course addresses one of the most critical opportunities that you face as a clinician. According to information from the National Center for Health Statistics, each year more than 12 million visits are made to physician offices for knee problems and more than 7.5 million for shoulder problems of which 4.1 million were for rotator cuff problems. In 2015, approximately $5 billion was spent on 250,000 ACL injuries alone.

This Shoulder and Knee course is designed to present the most recent and relevant, state of the art information for the treatment of the most unusual and challenging problems of the shoulder and knee joint, things you must know to offer complete, comprehensive treatment options for you patients.

The course provides an evidence-based approach to treatment discussing the latest research and more than 600 actual case studies delivered through lecture, demonstration videos, hands-on laboratory sessions, and open discussions. Attendees will have the opportunity to master new and effective evaluation and treatment techniques and implement them immediately into your practice as you learn from the best.

Course Locations:

August 2-3, 2019 | Portland, ME

August 9-10, 2019 | Kansas City, MO

August 23-24, 2019 | New York, NY

September 6-7, 2019 | Boston, MA

September 27-28, 2019 | Seattle, WA

October 11-12, 2019 | Houston, TX

October 25-26, 2019 | Minneapolis, MN

November 1-2, 2019 | Atlanta, GA

November 8-9, 2019 | Williamsburg, VA

December 13-14, 2019 | San Diego, CA

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Course Objectives:


Upon successful completion of this seminar, the practitioner will learn how to:

    -Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy & biomechanics of the shoulder complex

    -Recognize capsular restrictions of the Glenohumeral joint

    -Perform specific clinical exam special tests, joint assessment techniques & performance tests

    -Design an effective and appropriate evidence-based rehabilitation program for various shoulder dysfunctions:

    -Bankart repairs, Laterjet procedures, superior capsular repair

    -Rotator cuff repair:

    -SLAP repairs

    -Motor control deficits

    -Biceps Pain

    -Scapular dyskinesis

    -Adhesive Capsulitis

    -Acromioclavicular joint dysfunction

    -Overhead athlete

    -Specific injuries to the female overhead athlete

    -Analyze specific exercise techniques and evaluate the exercises effectiveness

    -Integrate the information presented and formulate a treatment plan for specific case studies which will be presented.


    Upon successful completion of this seminar, the practitioner will learn how to:

    -Understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee joint

    -Develop an understanding of patellofemoral joint pain & dysfunction & develop a treatment program from an evidence-based approach

    -Demonstrate and organize a functional assessment for specific knee disorders

    -Interpret the information obtained from the clinical examination & functional assessment and develop a treatment plan

    -Design an effective and appropriate rehabilitation program based on current clinical and scientific research for the following knee pathologies:

    -ACL surgery

    -ACL MAD procedure, ALL procedures of the knee

    -Patellofemoral pain & post-operative rehabilitation


    -Post-operative articular cartilage procedures

    -Knee stiffness & loss of motion

    -Meniscus lesions

    -Specific techniques to improve healing & promote muscle hypertrophy

    -Analyze specific exercise techniques, such as weight-bearing & non-weight-bearing exercises and understand joint kinematics and muscular activity & then be able to develop the treatment plan for the appropriate exercises for the specific patient

    -Integrate the information presented in this course and demonstrate problem-solving skills through the development of treatment plans for specific case studies presented

    Course Agenda:

    Day 1: Shoulder Joint

    8:30-9:15am - Hot topics discussion: what’s new in the world of shoulder surgery & rehabilitation. Which Examination Tests are Best for the Shoulder Joint Complex. Case study: Painful Long Head of Biceps Brachii review

    9:15-10:00am - Lab: Clinical Examination hands-on. Rehab Following Rotator Cuff Repairs: Immediate motion or delayed motion; which is best

    10:00-10:30am - Rehab following superior capsular repair

    10:30-11:00am - Is Non-Operative Rehab Effective for Shoulder Impingement: YES & Here’s the Evidence

    11:00-11:30am - Lab: Joint mobilizations, stretching

    11:30am-12:00pm - SLAP Lesions: Who needs surgery & who can do well with non-op rehab

    12:00-12:30pm - Rehabilitation following shoulder stabilization

    12:30-1:30pm - Lunch

    1:30-2:15pm - The Rehabilitation of the Female Athletes Shoulder. Treatment for Scapular dyskinesis

    2:15-3:00pm - Lab: Manual therapy lab (neuromuscular exercises, PNF, activation exercises)

    3:00-3:30pm - Rehabilitation following PRP, stem cell injection, and other techniques to enhance healing: What the rehabilitation specialist needs to know

    3:30-4:15pm - Hot Topic: Return to Play Criteria: How do we know the patient is ready to return to sports or work

    4:15-5:00pm - Unusual Shoulder Case Studies

    5:00-5:30pm - Open discussion: Q & A

    Day Two: Knee Joint

    8:30-9:15am - ACL Injuries in female: why so many and can we reduce the incidence

    9:15-10:00am - Hot topics discussion: what’s new in the world of knee surgery & rehabilitation

    10:00-10:30am - Rehab following ACL surgery: Rehab programs are not all the same

    10:30-11:00am - ACL Surgery & Rehab programs for the ALL procedure, BEAR procedure, allografts vs. allografts

    11:00-11:45am - PF Rehab: Non-op treatment approaches

    11:45-12:30pm - Lab: Proprioception & neuromuscular exercises for the lower extremity. Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR) – what is it & how it applies

    12:30-1:30pm - Lunch

    1:30-2:15pm - PF rehab following surgery procedures (MPFL reconstructions, micro fracture surgery)

    2:15-2:45pm - The hip knee relationship – exploring the kinetic chain

    2:45-3:15pm - Hot Topic: Return to Play Criteria: How do we know the patient is ready to return to sports or work

    3:15-3:45pm - It’s just meniscus surgery – why some patients don’t do well

    3:45-4:15pm - Articular cartilage – what to do before a total knee replacement

    4:15-4:45pm - Lab: Stretching, ROM, joint mobilizations for the lower extremity

    4:45-5:15pm - Intro to dry needling

    5:15-5:30pm - Unusual knee case studies

    5:30-5:45pm - Open Discussion

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    Instructor names:

    Kevin Wilk DPT, PT, FAPTA

    Disciplines accredited for:

    PT, PTA